About your Search

20130115
20130123
Search Results 0 to 8 of about 9 (some duplicates have been removed)
're hearing the president will call for some of the most sweeping changes to gun laws we've seen in decades including executive orders that go around congress. some are comparing to what was passed in the late 1960s. big morning of news. bill hemmer. good to have you here on "america's newsroom". martha: good morning. i'm martha maccallum. hey, bill. the president is set to make the announcement at white house surrounded by law enforcement officials and children who wrote him letters about gun violence. bill: interesting staging. the national rifle association, the nra, already fighting back with a tough ad that is on the airwaves now. watch this. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids, and gun free zones for ours. bill: that is part of it. wendell goler live on the north lawn. what is the reaction to the nra ad, wendell. >> reporter: frankly none, bill. aides say they have no more desire for a confrontation with the nra than they already have. people will se
why. martha: new reaction to president obama's sweeping plan to overhaul gun laws. the nra is calling this, quote, the fight of the century. that group's president will be with us in "america's newsroom." that is coming up. some republican lawmakers are gearing up for the defense of the second amendment. >> there are several of the executive orders that appear as if he is writing new law. that can not happen. we struck down once, the court struck clinton down for trying this and i'm afraid that president obama may have this king complex sort of developing. we're going to make sure that it doesn't happen. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. my i feel so much younger.tly changed my life - my husband has his confidence back. and he can enjoy the laughter of our grandkids again. i can have fun with my friends again. feeling i
. around congress and enact new gun laws with executive order. vice president biden telling house democrats at least 19 of those actions are being prepped and will be implemented whether congress likes it are not. leads to the question, what are they. i'm bill hemmer. happy tuesday on america's news room. martha: i'm martha maccallum. these orders are more aggressive of current laws which a lot of people said is really the first place to start, or, they will try to get the centers for disease control to do some national research on firearms. bill: on the other side many argue, democrats and republican lawmakers, you need to look at more than just guns. >> this is a very important constitutional right and we are very dedicated to protecting the second amendment from that standpoint. so what we want to focus on are ways to make sure that people with serious mental difficulties are kept away from firearms. bill: that's another avenue on here. now byron york, chief political correspondent, "washington examiner". good morning to you, byron. >> good morning, bill. bill: why from a governmental le
is ethical. this is fraught with all kinds of ethical perils. laws say the white house can not spend resources to lobby the congress. and that may mean, you can't take white house personnel and send them to go do fund-raising events for this obama for america. there are strictures what guidance the white house can give. you can't direct a group. the white house can't pull the people in, here are the five things we want you to do, go do them. bill: but the intent here, and familiar players, jim messina, david axelrod, stephanie cutter. robert gibbs, those are all people that have been with him for the past five plus years. but the idea is to push what the president believes are the right ideas and policies for the country regardless as to whether or not the democratic party is pushing for the same thing. >> there will be a tension. look, increasingly democrats my name is on the ballot in 14 or 16. u.s. is not, mr. president. what the heck are you doing putting me in a difficult place? let's not pass over the ethics issue. on the inaugural committee, we know the inaugural committee is
will always get guns. doesn't mean you don't make laws. if that is the case you didn't make laws because people would always break them. according to gallup, 53% support president's on gun control. "time" magazine as 56%. there is great support in congress and senate at least among the american people for the president to do what he wants to do. martha: we have another poll we want to look at. it shows basically americans believe the most important thing is to protect the constitutional right of the second amendment to own guns. 51% say that. 40% say they think the most important part is to protect citizens from gun violence. just a quick thought on that, mark. we have to go. we have to break away to something live here. >> exactly. protecting americans from gun violence, the assault weapons ban doesn't do that we had assault weapons ban from 1994 to 2004. it expired in 2004. you know what happened? guns violence went down since the sought weapons ban expired. bill: the white house giving a bit of the theme for the speech. moments away in washington. martha: a major weather alert in part
live in l.a. with more now. william, good morning. >> reporter: yeah, bill. they say laws for are the law-abiding. background checks are supposed to stop what the government calls prohibitive possessers, illegal immigrants, adjudicated mentally ill and felons who face few penalties for it. maricopa county jail in phoenix, arizona. is it hard for a person with criminal record to get a gun? >> no. >> reporter: while washington debates back ground checks for law-abiding gun owners. where do criminals get their weapons. >> people usually go through other people to buy it. >> i say 95% off the street, crime guns. >> reporter: survey of 18,000 prison inmates found 40% get their guns off the street, 40% from friends and family. 4% from pawn shops. 1% from free markets and gun shows. >> got a second degree burglary charge. >> reporter: we asked inmates incarcerated primarily for robbery and burglary do guns detour crime. >> if you're trying to do something, bad or whatever, get away with them, obviously not going to deal with somebody who has a gun. >>> you don't know if someone h
Search Results 0 to 8 of about 9 (some duplicates have been removed)

Terms of Use (10 Mar 2001)